The annual, “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” week kicks off this Saturday with a charity barbeque and Amazing Race.

Deanna Hill from the Visitors Centre says anyone interested in participating in the Amazing Race has until Wednesday to sign up.

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On Saturday, profits from the Charity Barbeque will go towards the SPCA.

Later on through the week, the Visitors Center will hold events like Taste of the Town and partner with Moose FM to give away prizes.

The entire week is meant for residents to rediscover all that Fort St. John has to offer. Participants will rediscover attractions, businesses and activities that are available in the area.

Hill says many people don’t know that the Center can help plan trips throughout British Columbia and Canada.

She also says she hopes participants will become more knowledgeable about the City after the week is over.

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For more information on the week, visit and click on the Events page.